Tenancy Contract (Short Form)


Tenancy Contract (Short Form)

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Basic Info

  • Applicable Region UAE
  • Available Languages
    English & Arabic
  • Document No 0000689
  • Version V 1.0
  • Last Updated 02-02-2024
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Document Summary

This tenancy contract governs the relationship between the Landlord and the Tenant.

The tenancy contract sets out the rights and obligations of both parties, including details such as the term of the tenancy, the rent amount, payment due dates, and any restrictions on the use of the property.


In this short form tenancy contract, the lessee’s obligations include paying the rent and utility charges, service charges, security deposit, making alterations only at the consent of the landlord, and maintaining and repairing the premise in case of damage caused by the misuse of the tenant.

This agreement is governed by Dubai Law No. 26 of 2007 on the Organization of the Relationship between the Lessors and Tenants in the Emirate of Dubai (as amended by Dubai Law No. 33 of 2008).

Dubai Decree No. 43 of 2013 determines the increase in the real estate rent in the emirate of Dubai.

It is important to note that Dubai Land Department (DLD) provides its own unified Ejari tenancy contract which must be submitted to DLD. This tenancy contract template grants further rights and imposes further obligations on the parties to protect the interests of each party.

The parties should register this tenancy contract with the Real Estate Regulatory Agency (RERA) in the Emirate of Dubai.

This contract includes the following sections:

  1. Definitions
  2. Tenancy of the Premises
  3. Use of the Premises
  4. Payment and Payment Terms
  5. Security Deposit
  6. Maintenance
  7. Utilities and Charges
  8. Renewal of the Tenancy Contract
  9. Termination and Eviction of the Premises
  10. Additional Terms
  11. Counterparts
  12. Amendments
  13. Language
  14. Governing Law and Jurisdiction


This document is intended for use in the United Arab Emirates.


This document is provided for reference only and is not intended to be, and should not be considered, legal advice. Determinations about whether this document will be appropriate in your particular situation or jurisdiction should be made after consultation with a legal counsel. Kanoony will not assume any legal liability that may arise from the use of this document.

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